Debate 72: Edge at Ecobuild 2016

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 | Debates


Closing the Performance Gap
A Plan for Action

It is generally agreed across the construction industry that there is “a gap between how buildings are meant to (and probably promised) to perform, and how they actually perform in service that in any other industry would be regarded as a scandal. There can hardly be a cause more deserving of cross-industry collective contemplation and action than the constant failure of its product”. Paul Morrell, Collaboration for Change, The Edge Commission Report on the Future of Professionalism, 2015. The time has come for action and this session offers practical guidance for professionals and their clients to overcome the performance gap.
Paul Morrell OBE, Paul Morrell Consulting, former Government Chief Construction Adviser, Commission Chair and Principal Author of Collaboration for Change.

Karen Rogers, Design Manager, Canary Wharf Contractors
Alan Penn, Dean, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
Nick Higgs, Arup
David Adams, Technical Director, Wilmott Dixon Energy Services
Lynne Ceeney: UK Green Building Council
Simon Hart: Innovate UK
Venue: Building Performance Hub, Ecobuild, Excel London


A presentation to CIC Council on the performance gap on the 16th March 2016 following the Ecobuild event

Edge member Blogs

Blogs from the Edge
> read more

Books - Edge Futures

Edge has published a collection of short books, entitled Edge Futures.
> read more